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First Look Video: Wild Africa Trek

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Around here, we’re counting down the hours until our ultimate animal adventures begin at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. On Sunday, Wild Africa Trek explorers will be crossing rope bridges above crocodile-filled waters and venturing on VIP safaris across our open savanna. But before it all gets started, we have something special – a video sneak peek at what to expect during your journey.


  • I cannot wait to go on the Trek!!! It looks awesome to explore. Definitely on my to do list when I go back there again later on this year!!

  • Hub and I participated in one of the Treks on January 24. It was fantastic. Great tour leaders, interesting discussions, seeing the animals up close. And the snack was fantastic – we let them know that we are vegetarians when we booked the trek and the food was delicious. We will definitely take this “tour” again!

  • I just booked my Trek – Saturday Feb 12th – as a Valentine’s Day gift for my sweetie. She’s going to love it!

  • We went on the Trek on Sunday and had a great time. It was fabulous. The guides also doubled as PhotoPass photographers. We are still waiting for our PhotoPass photographs to be posted. We can hardly wait to see them!

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  • Snacks and drinks are included. I booked this tour for us for the end of April (they are accepting reservations at 180 days out I believe) and the price has gone up again – $249 per person! We are going during Easter week so I don’t know if that is why the price is higher than the $189 that someone else paid after the introductory offer dates passed, but I was told that this is the current price. Steep – I hope it’s worth it!

  • Are the food and drinks included with the trek or do you have to pay extra for that? I noticed it the video…

  • i just did it on sunday and it was awesome!!! highly recommend!!!!

  • Seems very nice, but will the handicapped be able to participate. Is there a special Trek for people in wheelchairs?

  • Tracy–Thanks so much for answering my question. So, just to clarify, as long as my larger DSLR style camera has a neck strap, I won’t have any problem bringing it with me on the Trek??? I just want to make sure that it’s okay to bring my larger camera and that I won’t prevented by anyone from taking it with me on the tour. Thanks again for your help.

  • As the coordinator of training for this experience, I can tell you for sure that YES, you can bring your own camera as long as you have a strap (wrist strap, neck strap) that can clip onto the straps on the provided vest. Each tour has a PhotoPass trained photographer as well.

  • This looks like an amazing experience!

  • Can you please definitively answer this question–Are you allowed to bring a small digital camera or flip video camcorder with you on the Trek??? What about a larger DSLR type camera?? Thanks for your help.

  • Well I’m disappointed. This tour is only for a limited time and only runs thru April. I will be there in June so I will not be able to do this wonderful tour:(

  • I agree..looks great but no camera, no me

  • Yes, the introductory price is $129. Yes, you can bring the camera as long as it can be attached to the safety vest. That’s what they told me and I don’t how it works. I am going to the tour on 1/17 so I will have more detail.

  • We are booked for Jan 26th; waiting to hear the first reviews to decide for sure; not sure we want to go if we can’t take photos; video looks really awesome tho’

  • I just booked this for my wife and I, 378$ 3 hours and food and drinks. They said my Cannon slr may be to big so I will bring my small camera also.


  • This looks terrific! We went on Backstage Safari last month and LOVED it! Just wish we were allowed to take pics…We will definitely go back someday and if this tour is available, we will be on it!

  • Animal Kingdom is my most favorite park….I plan to take the behind the scenes tour early in the morning….After getting a restful nights sleep at Animal Kingdom Lodge…..

  • Oops! Never mind. I just read for guests aged 8 and older.

  • Are there any age restrictions, such as 16 and over?

  • i read introductory prices are $129.00 and it’s 3 hours

  • How many hours is this trek?

  • Tempted, but if I can’t bring my camera, I’m going to skip it.

  • I see that the people in the video had binoculars.
    Are those supplied or do you need to bring your own?

  • Any idea what it will cost? I went on the African tour that ended up at Jiko but it was pricey though worth it. this looks amazing.

  • Awesome!! Hope to get to go soon! You guys just keep out doing yourselves on new experiences!!

  • Looks amazing!

  • Looks very cool… I’ve always had a special place in my heart for african animals since I was a kid. This hands on experience will definitely be a huge bonus. Any idea if this will be extended beyond April?

  • It’s all I can do to save for a trip to Disney. I can’t afford any of these wonderful extras. This trek looks great. Maybe someday . . .

  • OMG It looks so wonderful. I am booking this trek for sure for my husband and I. We will be there in November and I can’t wait.

  • Animal Kingdom is my favorite park. This is definitely on my To-Do list for my next visit!!!

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